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New Addictions and Community Services Worker Program in Mississauga and Scarborough

March 23, 2012 | Ontario

Graduates will be prepared for rewarding careers in community and social service work

Mississauga, ON – March 9, 2012 - CDI College is now offering the Addictions and Community Services Worker program at its Mississauga and Scarborough campuses. Students enrolled in the 52-week program will develop the skills and knowledge to make a difference in the lives of those dealing with substance abuse, mental health issues and other challenges.

The Addictions and Community Services Worker program covers the essentials of psychology, pharmacology and communications. Students study the fundamentals of addiction and its effect on at risk populations, youth and families. Along with case file management, students also learn about preventive health promotion, secondary traumatic stress, and relapse prevention and intervention. Students complete a 300-hour community placement as well, that will allow them to use the skills and knowledge they acquired in the classroom.

According to the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities website, employment prospects for community and social service workers in Ontario are positive. Most opportunities will be found primarily in non-institutional health services such as community mental health centres, addictions clinics and group homes. Graduates of the program may also discover opportunities in family social service agencies, correctional facilities and homes for those living with physical or developmental challenges.

“Community and social service work is an ideal career path for anyone who wants to make a difference in their community,” says Bohdan Bilan, Vice-President of Academics at CDI College. “The Addictions and Community Services Worker program at CDI College provides the comprehensive education that will prepare students to start rewarding and fulfilling careers helping people who need it.”

CDI College is now accepting applications for the Addictions and Community Services Worker program in Mississauga and Scarborough. For more information, fill out the form on the right.

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